Mickey Rourke's Height
5ft 11in (180 cm)
American actor best known for roles in movies like Angel Heart, Sin City, The Wrestler, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Nine 1/2 Weeks, Barfly, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Iron Man 2 and The Immortals.
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Average Guess (13 Votes)
5ft 10.83in (179.9cm)
steven said on 4/May/17
Many Hollywood actors lie about their height,many use lifts as well...A friend of mine met Pitt and Aniston when they were together and Pitt was not taller than 5'9" or 1,75 cm.My friend is a solid 5'11" by the way.
In the movies they use angles and camera tricks to make actors appear bigger or taller,many actually admitted that.Tom Hardy said his Bane body was mostly fat plus camera angles,he said it himself.
Rourke seems 5'11" but he's probably around 5'9" too,there's a local reporter in my area who met him a few years ago and said he was a lot shorter than he appeared on screen,probably around 5'8" or so.
zoran said on 21/Apr/17
Rourke only been 5/11 in his Cuban heels.He's probably a five eighter or a tad over . Though before he ruined himself best looking guy ever.
RisingForce said on 21/Mar/17
I've never seen Pitt claim actually claim 5'10". He did claim 5'11" back in 1987 at least, but I've never seen him mention his height since. He was always taller than Paltrow, but not by as much as 2 inches, though she looks close to 5'9" than 5'8".
Hijopotamus said on 19/Mar/17
RisinForce, Pitt claimed 5'10" in the 90s and wrote down 5'11" as everyone does in agency
comp cards. Then we see him same height as 5'8" Gwyneth Paltrow BOTH barefoot.
Very strange, right? But this is Hollywood A list so lets say he is 5'11 and please Brad, always wear your special shoes lifts or boots. Its all about contract stipulations. Travolta has to wear his wig, ALWAYS but at home but we saw him without it. Oops, we saw Brad barefoot but people seem to forget it.
Anyway, Mickey doesnt care about height as he walks in real flats beside his tall girlfriend. He was 182 imo, taller than Mike Tyson at his peak.
RisingForce said on 16/Mar/17
I don't know if Mickey has lost height now in his 60s, but he was still about 5'11" as of The Wrestler, Expendables and Iron Man 2. Pitt is certainly no more than 5'11" since he admitted it early in his career, but between his boots and posture, he often appeared at least 182 cm or even 6 feet at premieres so it's not surprising he could look taller than Rourke.
Rory said on 19/Dec/16
I think 5'11.25 peak is possible but he's someone who could look over a broad range of heights. As tall as near 6ft and as small as 5'10 range.
King of the hill 91 said on 6/Dec/16
181 .5 no more could be less peak
Scott said on 4/Dec/16
Peak height: Yes, a solid 5'11'' most definitely. These days, I'd say more like a shade under.
hijopotamus said on 31/Oct/16
Shredder, Brad is 5'10" max at his peak on a good day after a long deep sleep.
Mickey was 5'11" at his boxing license.
hijopotamus said on 31/Oct/16
Shredder, Brad is 5'10" max at his peak on a good day after a long deep sleep.
Mickey was 5'11" at his boxing license.
Shredder said on 11/Sep/16
Rourke is actually more 5'10 " , Brad Pitt has about an inch on him and Brad is no taller than Jon Berthal who me and Rob agree is barely 5 ft 11.
Cyrus said on 23/Jan/16
I've met the guy in downtown San Jose, I'm 5'8 flat, when I met him he was wearing converse (chucks) and I was wearing vans, he was still a solid 3-3.5 inches taller than me, 5'11 is about right
said on 18/Oct/15
Hey Rob, How tall would you say that big lad is in the left?
[Editor Rob: could be 6ft 9-10 range]
Sam said on 24/Sep/15
Rob, could you add Diner, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Nine 1/2 Weeks, Barfly, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Iron Man 2 and The Immortals to his credits?
Andy said on 7/Aug/15
Apparently he's even shorter than Stallone
said on 29/May/15
Rob, any chance this guy is/was taller than 5'11..or do you think its just lifts, at times with say Luke Evans and Calzaghe could pass for 6 foot, other times even 5'11 looks an exaggeration..baring in mind his age now and former lifestyle id have thought hed lost some height from his prime too.
[Editor Rob: at times he could pull off over the 5ft 11 mark, but typically I felt around it is ok for him.]
six niner said on 4/Apr/15
5'9" max, he wears lifts like Stallone.
james said on 24/Jan/15
5'11 is spot on ..probably 6'0 with shoes
cole said on 22/Jan/15
@Editor Rob: He's 62 years old, has done boxing, changed his bodyweight a lot and been in a number of action roles over the years. A bit of height loss is to be expected, right?
know.Bull said on 23/Dec/14
Has anyone seen him standing next to his russian model gf Elena ????
Shes noted as being 5'9, 1/2 most often but i also saw a 5' 10.1" as official height.
He's one of my favorite actors but thats no reason to say he's 5'10 so lets call it 6' to make an even number.Lol. Maximus !
I would say Chrisnope who actually ran into him with his gf is most accurate.
Mickey's definately shorter than his 5'9" gf Elena. He looks bout 2" shorter to me.
I guess there's hollywood height depending on camera angle, what and where he stands and who hes standing next to.
After reading Chrisnope's comment and seeing photos of mickey standing next to his girlfreind who's wearing flat sandles (Btw) I'd say he,s a small man compairing his arms and legs next to hers. Id bet money hes + or - an inch of 5' 7".
For being a fan of his tho I can go along with the rest of u and say his hollywood height is 6' - 6"2. ))
said on 9/Dec/14
He was a soilid inch on Mike Tyson who cant be under 5'9.5 ( Especially with Mike.
I would put Rourke no shorter than 5'10.5, and no taller than 5'11.5.
Maximus said on 29/Nov/14
Right at 5'11" is a good estimate...doesn't come across as short on film...so let get real...5'11" is very close to 6'..so 5'11" is just as good as 6' for Hollywood standards.
Jeff C said on 8/Jul/14
Charlie you will always be "The Pope of Greenwich Village".
Romy said on 14/Jun/14
jtm said on 28/May/14
has always looked 5'10? look at the pictures with michael madsen in 2005. the majority on madsen's page believe his peak height was 6'2-6'2.5.
Ted said on 6/Feb/14
Has always looked 5'10".
Yves said on 23/Nov/13
I would say 5'11.25.
Chameleon said on 22/Aug/13
This really suprised me after seeing Sin City where he appears huge haha
cole said on 21/Aug/13
@Editor Rob: Ok. It's not that I don't believe he's a solid 180 cm man, he probably is, but I just remembered seeing him listed 5'10 somewhere, might not have been on celebheights then.
said on 31/Jul/13
Didn't you have him at 5'10 before Rob?
[Editor Rob: I checked a 2008 database and he was 5ft 11 then, but before that I'm not sure]
CL said on 5/May/13
I've met Mickey on multiple occasions in the past 10 years (think nightlife in LA). He's a strong 5'11". The last time I saw him, he was wearing his cowboy boots making him well over 6', but I've also been standing next to him in sneakers where he's always at least an inch taller than me (5'10").
Mike 181 said on 19/Apr/13
Also is listed 5"11 on boxrec
Julian St. Pierre said on 9/Mar/13
I dont think that he was ever over 5.11. Current height is 5.10 tops. People saying he looked tall in the Wrestler, well that is b/c he was huge and muscular, and was probably weighing in at 240 #, plus the supporting actors were short.
Julian St. Pierre said on 9/Mar/13
How can Mickey Rourke ( unless he has gotten taller with middle age) be 5.11 and Steve Guttenberg be 5.10 when SG is the taller of the two in The Diner? He is only slightly taller, but he is.
mike 181cm said on 13/Jan/13
Listed 5"11 on boxrec. Base on that pic with 50 cent I think 50 cent can be 181.6-182 range so 50 claiming 6" is fair
tom said on 20/Dec/12
5-10" is more real world imo.
juju said on 17/Dec/12
no way 6-0 or even 5-11. 5-10. hes shorter than bruce willis and had an inch on 5-10 matt dillon in RUMBLE FISH, but due to his cowboy boots he was sporting.
MHouillon said on 18/Nov/12
Chrisnope said on 13/Nov/12
While in Los Angeles for a meeting-I was walking out of the hotel Mondrian back in 2002. I tripped and fell into a lovely guy who caught me and made sure I was alright- I looked up to see Mickey Rourke!! He called me 'bro.' Super nice guy. No way he's 5'11 however. I'd say 5'6'. Definately my height or probably shorter (according to my wife who was standing there)-Im 5'8' in a half bare foot.
logan noll 1996 said on 10/Nov/12
I always thought he was a 6 footer. He's 60 years old so he might have shrunk an inch.
Donovan said on 21/Sep/12
He is best known for the movie : 9 and a half weeks ! Please add that to the describtion King Rob ! Thankx
said on 13/Sep/12
Wow, a lot of people claiming 5'10 for Rourke, if that's the case then 50 Cent needs a downgrade to 5'10.5.
Sword said on 7/Sep/12
He looks like more 5'10 in The Wrestler near 5'6 Evan Rachel Wood.
C10TIm said on 25/Aug/12
This guy was as tall or taller than most of the cast in the wrestler, he's above average 5'11 seems about perfect
matt678 said on 17/Aug/12
in the expendables red carpet event in 2010 in one picture he looked about an inch taller then stallone so mabye hes more like 5 foot 10 then 5 foot 11
LG69 said on 31/Jul/12
USYD said on 14/Jan/12
the shredder said on 11/Jan/12
I agree , Like 6'1 .
Matt said on 10/Jan/12
When I saw The Wrestler, he gave me the impression of a 6'+ guy.
Joe said on 27/Nov/11
Great point SaimoN_ I watched "Immortals" yesterday and he looked like he was about 6'1.
SaimoN_ said on 27/Oct/11
Well is Mickey wearing shoes a lot to make himself taller? If not, then how does he stand at an exact similiar height as 6foot1 and a half David Letterman (who really claims he's 6foot2)? Check out this interview (youtube) from 1994 where they stand next to each other: /watch?v=a1OaeolcAUQ
And then watch the newer Letterman interview: /watch?v=M4qF2qzdCtU
LAN Jiao said on 19/Oct/11
Similar height as bruce willis.
MBH said on 17/Sep/11
i thought he was 5'9
Cranberries (18m, 193cm)1 said on 16/Sep/11
Is it just me, or is that í˜yvind Mund guy nowhere near the 6'6"/198cm he's listed as?
Rexor665 said on 3/Sep/11
Yes, he's tall. He looks about 6'4'' in Sin City. I'd say 5'11'' is right for him.
Marc said on 15/Aug/11
That's one of the magics of movies. Normal height guys with enough screen presence to convincingly play big scary guys. That applies to Rourke (like in "Sin City"), Nick Nolte (who was never taller than 6'1") and, at certain extent, to Stallone and Bruce Willis. Let's not forget Javier Bardem in "No Country For Old Men".
hulk said on 23/Jul/11
Definitely 5'10 NOW!!
HE WAS 5'11 IN HIS YOUNG DAYS
LOOOOOOOOOKS 5'10 NEXT TO 5'11 BRAD PITT
said on 25/Jun/11
Are 1.76m possible for him Rob?
[Editor Rob: five ten is certainly a possible, I ain't sure about as low as 176 ]
the shredder said on 12/May/11
Agree he looks 5'10 in The Wrestler ... Which he won an Oscar for ... Oh wait , forgot he played Randy Ram not Harvey Milk lol .
Larry said on 11/May/11
Definitely not a full 5 11, more in the 5 9 to 5 10 range didn't look more than 5 10 in the Wrestler
Serge said on 22/Apr/11
I met Rourke at the same time I met Antonio Banderas and Danny Trejo, Banderas and Trejo are about the same height, Rourke was not taller than me 5'9.5
Misha said on 21/Apr/11
Rob, it is inconsistent to put Eric Roberts at 5'.9.5" and Mickey Rourke at 5'11" - they are of identical height in "The Pope of Greenwich Village". I understand that this was almost thirty years ago (1984) but both of them have lost a little height, possibly for different reasons. If anything, Roberts has a half-inch on Rourke. Both are notorious wearers of lifts, but all these factors balance out. I've never accepted the idea that Mickey Rourke is tall -
he looks to be of modest stature in most of his films. 5'11" is generous.
Snake Eyes said on 1/Apr/11
Not sure I believe these numbers. I was an extra in Year of the Dragon and I towered over him in a scene where he is trying to get into the police station. I'm 6'1 btw, so I'd guess 5'9.
SolidSnake said on 11/Feb/11
I thought Rourke was about 5-9 in Iron Man 2
Karolun said on 16/Jan/11
Does anyone see the tenderness ess of his demeanor I think he is fantastic. I think the deal with his nails
He has a condition with his heart causing more protien in the nails
said on 18/Dec/10
Mickey Rourke next to the Norwegian í˜yvind Mund (right). Mund is (198 cm / 6'49").
SAM said on 20/Nov/10
I RAN INTO MICKEY ONCE AND YEA THE HEIGHT ESTIMATES ARE ACCURATE MEANING 5'10 5-11, FUNNY THING, HE'S BASICALLY VERY NORMAL HEIGHT AND WEIGHT, I SAW HIM ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO, HE DIDN'T LOOK WELL, BUT HE HAS THIS INCREDIBLE VOICE, I DIDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE HIM UNTIL I HEARD HIM SPEAK.
Xdan said on 27/Oct/10
A friend of mine met him in Italy when he was playing "Francesco" and told me he was 181 cm (more or less).
sam said on 8/Oct/07
He usually looks 6 foot, in my judgement, but im wondering if glenn knew this was him right off the bat, he's a little different, still looks tall though!
Anonymous said on 8/Aug/07
are you blind?, his shoulders are way higher than glenn's. not that glenn is that short but Mickey is blatently taller.
Anonymous said on 24/May/07
His shoulders are at the same height as Glenn's shoulders, maybe a bit shorter. I can't see him over 5'9.25.
smoov said on 16/May/07
"Sometimes I see pictures of him and he looks like a 5ft 8 guy, but in reality he is about 5ft 11 these days" where did that come from? Did he take off his shoes and whip out a tape measure for you?
Franco said on 2/Apr/07
with glenn, he doesnt look more than 5'10
he looks scary though, too bad cause my sister thought he was amazingly sexy when young, now after the surgery he looks like Linda Blair - The Exorcist. wd mickey.
Austrian said on 16/Mar/07
@editor rob: forget about that pic, Vin Diesel always wears totally ridiculous shoes
tank said on 11/Mar/07
5'11" seems a little tall for him but i can believe it. i think tupac was actually about an inch taller than what he's listed. the pics with tupac are probably why people are thinking rourke is shorter than 5'11". he's probably 5'11" and tupac's about 5'10". in the movie bullet they looked about the same height and build. he was A LOT leaner and thinner in that movie than he is now. after that movie he started bulking up quite a bit. seems like a pretty cool guy. i like the characters he plays.
said on 2/Dec/06
Correct link is Click Here
Then go to pictures section. Page 3. There are two pics of him and Werner.
said on 1/Dec/06
Mickey beside 5-10 Austrian male model Werner Schreyer.
[Editor Rob: Rourke's a relative dwarf, I mean '5ft 10' Vin Diesel Towers him...]
Glenn said on 29/Nov/06
Rourke is a legit 5-11.just got a recent pic where he looks 6-1 in boots.
Ed said on 24/Nov/06
I watched the Rainmaker last night, and Rourke and Matt Damon are the exact same height. I'm guessing 5ft10 or a little more with shoes (5ft9 barefoot), and some serious heels for a lot of his other films. He does tend to wear cowboy boots and motorcycle boots a lot. In Sin City he did look big, but once again he wore big thick industrial boots and special fx prosthetics to play Marv, Marv was a beast in the Frank Miller comics.
Anonymous said on 31/Oct/06
He looks the listed height in Body Heat near 6'2" William Hurt.
Jordan said on 29/Aug/06
IN SIn City the guy looked well over 6'0 I guess they worked the camera angles
Lmeister said on 9/Aug/06
Glenn was Mickey wearing boots when U met him?
Nolifts81 said on 13/Jun/06
Maybe Dillon has grown. Nowadays Dillon is a little bit taller than Rourke.Almost 1 inch
TJ said on 13/Jun/06
Maybe because when Rumble Fish was filmed Matt was 17-18 and subsequently grew a little more?
Nolifts81 said on 11/Jun/06
Yes he is 5'11". But how is possible that in "Rumble fish" he is 1 inch taller than 5'11.5 Matt Dillon? He had lifts in the shoes in that movie?Dillon is a little bit taller than him!
dmeyer said on 12/May/06
in movie like domino he looks a solid 5'11
kyle said on 17/Mar/06
5'11" sounds about right, yes Rourke was a boxer and was always listed at 5'11". I am a boxer too and am listed always at 6'0" tall. before bouts they measure you without footwear on.
said on 19/Feb/06
i know for fakt that rourke is 5"11 bacause he has been a boxer and they stated him as 180cm than, and in sports like amatuer boxing they never lie.
[Editor Rob: yes, he was listed 5ft 11 during boxing days, he has a record on boxrec...]
Lmeister said on 16/Feb/06
BTW Mickey is always wearing boots in Premiers etc...I think 5'9'' would be closer to his real height...
tgri said on 14/Feb/06
yes he looks 5'11 to me . he had on lifts in sin city and he looked about 6'2 .
King said on 14/Feb/06
I seen a lot of pics with Pac and Rourke together, they were friends??? anywho..Pac is measured on this site at 5'9" but when I seen these pics of him and Rourke they looked even.
Glenn said on 19/Jan/06
he looked 5-11.great guy too.
elio said on 19/Jan/06
Hmm.. personally I'd say he was looking more like 5'10" in Glenn's picture. The difference between him and Glenn is about the same (maybe even half an inch less) as the difference between Glenn and Stallone.
poor stance in this pic perhaps?
CelebHeights Editor said on 19/Jan/06
Glenn and Rourke added...
Glenn said on 17/Jan/06
Anonymous said on 16/Jan/06
In the 90's Rourke went to Argentine (south america) to a boxing exibition (?). There he stood besides a popular TV showman called Marcelo Tinelli (187 cm, aprox. 6.15-6.2). Rourke didn´t reach the level of the ear of the guy. I think he´s 5.9 .
ladada said on 6/Dec/05
tupac could of been two people, some say he was 5'7 .. some say 5'11 .. if you compare tupac to snoop dogg from an old MTV video, it's odd.. snoop is 6'3 but is near a foot taller then Pac.. but mug shots show Pac to be 5'11 .. it's all related back to when he was first shot
dmeyer said on 30/Nov/05
you right rob he does look aleast 180 cm
Anonymous said on 24/Oct/05
In the movie double team he is van dammes height, he definitely didnt look 5'11" next to tupac, as he was the same height as him, although tupac did claim to be 5'11" aswell, but I think that was definitely incorrect
Nino said on 26/Aug/05
180cm is the right height for Mickey. But I am sure that in the past he has often weared elevator shoes. If you watch the movie "Harley Davidson and Marlboro man" with Don Johnson he towered over Don. He was nearly 4 inches taller and apparently they weared the same kind of cowboy boots. Don is listed at 5'10" and Mickey is for sure 5'11" but the height difference is too much.The solutions are two: Don Johnson isn't 5'10" but 5'8" or mickey in his cowboy boots weared 2 or 2,5 lifts inside. What do you think editor?
The Jackal said on 21/Aug/05
I saw a picture of him standing next to Tupac in the '90's. Now Tupac is a 5'7" or 5'8", tops. And he and Mickey Rourke were almost shoulder-to-shoulder.
Then again, in "Get Carter", he gets close to Stallone. They seem very close, as well. And Sly is a 5'9" with his elevator-shoes on and Rourke had MAYBE an inch or two on him.
I'd put Mickey Rourke at 5'10" or an inch less, depending. His shoes in "Sin City" make me confident in this. Maybe he got his elevator-boots from his friend, Sly? ;)
Anonymous said on 23/Jun/05
hes in between 5'11'' and 6' for sure
Lmeister said on 3/Mar/05
I think that is the right height. He def. aint a short guy sometimes he is just wearing shoes like sandals they make him look shorter and so does carrying his dog aswell 'cause he has to slouch a bit and it seems that he carries the dog almost all the time.